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2017 Health Law Institute

We are pleased to extend you an invitation to join Foulston Siefkin's 2017 Health Law Institute at one of two locations:

Wichita

Friday, September 29, 2017
​8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Wichita Marriott
9100 Corporate Hills Drive
Wichita, KS 67207

Overland Park

Wednesday, October 18​, 2017
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for presidents, chief executive officers, executive directors, administrators, business managers, chief financial officers, chief nursing officers, chief operating officers, quality and risk managers, corporate counsel, and compliance officers.

Registration

Register early: Seating is limited, and spaces will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Register online (credit card required):

Register by fax or mail:

You can send your registration form by fax or by mail. Payment may be made by credit card or check. Please make checks payable to Foulston Siefkin LLP. Credit card information may be faxed with the completed registration form to 866.346.1943. Payment must be included with your registration by mail. Please send completed form to:

Foulston Siefkin LLP
Health Law Institute
1551 N Waterfront Pkwy #100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

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Registration Fee

The registration fee varies depending on how you wish to receive program materials.

  • $179 per attendee - Receive a flash drive with electronic (PDF) copies of seminar materials. No printed materials are included with this option.
  • $229 per attendee - Receive a binder with printed copies of seminar materials.

Presenters

Attorneys from Foulston Siefkin that are recognized by national organizations as among the leading health care lawyers in the United States.

Topics

  • Hungry, Hungry HIPAA
    This session will explore the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) unquenchable appetite for all things HIPAA—privacy, security, enforcement trends, Phase 2 audits, and upcoming initiatives.

  • Physician Compensation Arrangements: Those That Violate Stark, Those That Don’t, and Those That Are Debatable
    The number of physician employment and other physician compensation arrangements with hospitals continues its upward trend, and so has the number of compensation arrangements involving quality achievement and productivity-based compensation.  Enforcement actions scrutinizing such arrangements have also dramatically increased.  We will discuss these arrangements and provide examples, analyze and explain the key regulatory issues, the process and recommended approaches for reducing regulatory risk, and will discuss recent enforcement initiatives and CMS/OIG target areas.

  • Storms They Are Abrewing:  CMS’ Final Rule on Emergency Preparedness Requirements and Management Plans
    Is your facility prepared to meet the new emergency preparedness requirements by the November 16, 2017 compliance date? CMS’ Final Rule requires participating providers to satisfy specific advance planning requirements for handling disasters, and coordinating with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems to ensure that facilities are adequately prepared to meet the needs of their patients during disasters and emergency situations. The regulation applies to 17 different provider types, including hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, long-term care facilities, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, hospices, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, rural health clinics, home health agencies, community mental health centers, organ procurement organizations, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly. This presentation will provide an overview of the Final Rule and its training and testing requirements.

  • MIPS, APMs, and other MACRAnyms: The Future of Quality
    The first MACRA performance year is well underway, and providers have a number of options for MACRA compliance and reporting in 2017. During this session, we will provide an overview of the MACRA quality payment program and discuss the requirements for avoiding a MACRA payment adjustment and earning a quality bonus. We will also address some of the recurring questions and challenges faced by providers under MACRA.

  • Compliance Gotchas and Emerging Risk Areas
    Health care providers of all types and sizes are faced with many of the same health care compliance issues and challenges—electronic health records (documentation), telemedicine and emerging technologies, Meaningful Use, Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Rules, supervision of mid-levels, Medicare and Medicaid (KanCare) payment denials, refunding of overpayments (60-Day Repayment Rule), Medicare enrollment, Federal grants and funding, non-compete provisions, and many more.  The purpose of this session will be to highlight these issues and their implications for health care providers.

  • No Such Thing as a Routine Chart Audit Request from a Medicare or Medicaid Contractor
    Medicare and Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), managed care, Medicare Part C, and probe audits start with what appears to be a benign request to review a copy of the patient’s medical record.  Most providers treat these requests as routine, producing a copy of the medical record without giving much consideration to the request.  This cavalier attitude may lead to mistakes and significant overpayment liability.  This session will explore best practices in responding to chart audit requests, using outside auditors, and how to respond to a suspected problem.

  • The 2017 National Health Care Fraud Takedown – Lessons and Response
    On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that its Medicare Fraud Strike Force had just conducted the largest health care fraud enforcement action in the history of the DOJ, charging 412 individuals with health care fraud and $1.3 billion in fraud losses. The enforcement action involved the Criminal and Civil Divisions of multiple U.S. Attorney offices, multiple state Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU), CMS, the HHS-OIG, the FBI, the IRS, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), and the DEA. Half a dozen states were the primary focus, but there were concurrent investigations in an additional 16 states and multiple civil enforcement actions in many other states. Kansas participated in the investigations and enforcement actions. From our experience with all of the above government enforcement agencies, we will discuss how to conduct internal investigations and respond to external investigations to avoid being the victim of a government health care fraud “takedown.”

  • Opioids Under Fire:  Risks, Reporting Obligations, and Documentation
    In the last decade, levels of opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths have risen dramatically across the country, and the opioid crisis is now a declared national emergency.  While the crisis should concern all Americans, physicians and other health care providers should be particularly vigilant in prescribing controlled substances and treating individuals with a history of misusing opioids. In this session, we will explain the evolution of the opioid epidemic and provide best practices for providers in ethically treating patients and maintaining compliance with state and federal requirements.

  • Trump/Repeal and Replace? The Future of Health Care
    This session will include a discussion of the efforts to repeal (and replace) the Affordable Care Act during 2017 and will include a discussion on future initiatives and the possible impact such legislation could have on prior reimbursement and regulatory reforms achieved during the Obama administration.

Certification

The 2017 Foulston Siefkin Health Law Institute has been approved for 7.0 CLE credit hours for attorneys in Kansas and Missouri. It has also been submitted for approval through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Comments From Past Attendees

"Entire seminar was excellent as always! Content is always current and relevant."
"Very good & informative."
"A tremendous amount of information shared; great supporting materials, and knowledgeable speakers!"
"I appreciate having a seminar focused specifically on the ever-increasing topics and regulations affecting healthcare providers and highlighting the hottest topics."
"Excellent way to spend the day catching up on what's going on!"
"Interesting speakers, pleasant interactions. Loved the location."
"Very good examples. High relevancy for clients."

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A full refund, less $25 administrative fee, will be issued for cancellations up to 5 business days before event. No shows and cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to the seminar are not eligible for a refund. Substitutions may be made at any time, including the day of the seminar.

For More Information

Call 316.291.9721 or email Adrienne Clark: aclark@foulston.com.